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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links for December 21st, 2016 - Clay Buchholz is out of the American League East

Daily News, Trivia, History, and Links for Wednesday Morning

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December 21st in Rays History

One current Rays player and a former one have birthdays today; Eddie Gamboa (1984) and Dicky Gonzalez (1978)

2009 - To complete a deal with the Indians, the Rays sent Mitch Talbot to Cleveland as the Player to be Named Later in a trade that landed Kelly Shoppach for Tampa Bay


The correct answer to Monday’s question was Rob Bell, answered correctly by no one.

Wrong answers included; Joe Kennedy, Ryan Rupe, and Matt White

Today’s question!

Name the player based on an excerpt on him from Baseball America

Little known as a supplemental first-round pick the year before, he blossomed into one of the most dangerous hitters in the league. An excellent athlete with a potent stick, [Prospect] hits the ball hard and has as much raw power as anyone in the organization. He also has above-average speed that enabled him to steal 25 bases. league managers tabbed him as the league's best prospect, best hitter, best power hitter and most exciting player. [Prospect] might not blossom, though, until he finds a comfortable defensive position. He struggled at shortstop in the season's first half, making numerous careless mistakes, before showing better concentration during the last two months. [Prospect] tends to ride the emotional roller coaster and can be hard on himself when he fails

Hint: He was ranked in his organization’s top ten three times in the early 2000’s, and also 47th overall in baseball one year